Our 3-3 Scarlet Knights host the top-ranked team in the nation -- a squad that crushed us last season in Columbus, OH, home to the Thurman Cafe and the "Thurmanator," probably the best burger joint I (and the kids) have ever visited.
With that in mind, I'm proposing that a scaled down version of the "Thurmanator" serve as our core cuisine this Saturday.
Chocolate and peanut butter
Kickoff is 8 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ABC, so similar to the Michigan State start-time and tailgate, I'm proposing we again meet at our usual carpooling spot by 3:45 p.m.
Here's what's on the Thurmanator, BTW -- bun, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle, banana peppers, 12-oz. burger, cheddar, bacon, sauteed mushrooms & onions, ham, mozzarella and American cheese.
Oh, and it comes w/fries or onion rings and a pickle spear, so if anyone wants to go crazy and experiment with beer battered onion rings or something, now's your chance!
I volunteer to pick up all burger ingredients, but we need volunteers for the rest -- side dishes, beer, soda and water, snacks, etc. -- and DEFINITELY we'll need a second grill and chef. Chris will not be with us, so someone (or 2) please bring an extra folding table just in case.
For the vegan-minded part of our group, let me know if you have or I can pick up portabello mushroom burgers or something.
Please respond by THURSDAY night in the comment field below as to what you're contributing, AND IF YOU ARE BRINGING OTHER PEOPLE. I, for instance, expect a co-worker and his friend to join us for the tailgate.
Pete has already offered to make Buckeye candy and I'm figuring will have his usual Miller Lites.
Let the discussion begin!